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Saturday, 2 April 2005

Remember the war on terror?

Ann Coulter does. She think it's a war against Islam, which I guess is super clear from her September 12th 2001 (or thereabouts) comments that we should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to christianity. She meant the entire middle east. Her book Treason, of which I've read about half, takes periodic breaks from talking about the heroism, patriotism of Joe McCarthy (the anti-communist guy. no, i am not kidding) to talk smack about Allah and the entire Middle East. Hussein was bad because he was from the same region as Usama bin Ladin. she said something about a swamp there. The middle east is a swamp, you see, which needs to be drained and "third world savages" need to be civilized. The whole third world are savages, though. I don't want to do a Coulter trick and take a quote of context

This insanity is apparently the basis for a lot of foreign policy, which apparently resembles a torture-filled six degrees of separation game, according to a recent article in the Gaurdian. You might know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who might want to hide a ticking time bomb, but anyway, this other guy that that guy knows is a terrorist, so we'll torture all of you, cuz there might be a bomb there someplace. Afghanistan is apparently a prison state and soon we'll be a prison planet. Some folks think the comparisons to Nazis are overblown. Maybe they are. Maybe when German read about prison camps in Poland, they thought that comparisons to Napoleon were overblown.

And if Joe McCarthy could have used torture and his way had become the law of the land . . .. Well, no wonder Coulter likes him.

In the mean time, let's talk about the pope dying, the plight of the brain dead being disconnected from feeding tubes, the latest from the Michael Jackson trial and the horrible indecency on our airwaves.


1 comment:

yesyouam said...

But, but...
The Pope!